I think so.
But maybe I went too far.
I kind of love them.
Casey said it’s a bit like this:
“Let me put it this way….all the moms at church are gonna say ‘awwww’ and all the dad’s are gonna snicker, ‘Casey let’s his boy wear that??'”
I see his point.
And yea, they kinda look like pajamas (similar to the Big Stick Pjs I made in February).
And they kind of look like polyester slacks from the 70s.
But, but, but….the boy loves orange!
And on Saturday afternoon I realized that all of his church pants were either too short or had holes in the knees. So orangey and houndstoothy it was!
I used the Basic Kids Pants tutorial with the flat front, front pockets, and back pockets (click a button for details):
And then I sorrrrrt of made orange piping around the pockets.
I didn’t have piping, or piping cord to make my own. So I thought, what if I cut the pocket lining slightly larger so when I sew the two pieces together and iron, the back layer sticks out a bit underneath to create a pop of color?
In theory it was gonna be awesome.
It doesn’t really work around the curves. But it still looked kind of cool. Make it work moment.
And when I was done he had some great-fitting flat front pants. I love his skinny-bones.
And he loved the pants!
And he totally owned them. That’s what style is all about, right? Owning it and being comfortable in your own threads.
I feel a little silly sewing pants since summer has more than arrived in Texas. But….I’m currently working on a Kid Shorts pattern to sell! It’s top on the agenda! So he’ll get plenty of those as well.
Boy oh boy, when did he start looking like a man?
A man who loves orange.